I haven’t worn sneakers anywhere except the gym (with one hot-air-ballooning exception) for more than 20 years. Even when clambering around castle ruins, I prefer wearing cork wedges. Gym sneakers that look cute with bike shorts on the elliptical machine don’t work with my red lipstick and regular clothes. So I’ve been on the lookout for non-athletic-looking sneaker options, just in case I ever go hot-air ballooning again. I didn’t expect to find the silver-sequin sneakers of my dreams in Paris, but you never know what will turn up in the soldes. They were perfect for a sunset cruise last night in Mallorca — our last night of vacation.
You can call me Sneakers O’Brandes. Don’t try to catch me when I’m wearing these.
I have silver sequins sneakers too!
They are quite versatile.
Make Do Style says
Love those sneakers!! Run but you can’t hide….
Make Do Style says
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Miss Peelpants says
I was having a ‘sneakers’ conversation the other night, because I so rarely wear them and reeeeally resent it when I have to! I don’t exactly live in heels either, but I feel like any kind of training shoe make my legs look like twiglets and my feet like big lumps of cement. It’s an issue I have had since school days…
Glad you had a nice time in Mallorca!
Thumbelina Fashionista says
I’m exactly like you–I never wear sneakers unless it’s during a rare occasion in which physical activity is required. I have only one pair of sneakers: Pumas! But I like your silver ones.
Miss Janey says
Sneaks O’Brandes… doing something sequins. Miss J salutes ye.
deja pseu says
If there were ever a pair of sneakers that could be described as Wendy-esque, those are they.
Welcome to the dark side, Wendy. It’s a slippery slope. Trust. (Though I don’t expect to ever actually see you out in the mean streets of NYC in anything other than heels.) p.s. Isn’t ‘silver sneakers’ what they call the senior citizen classes at NY Sports Clubs??? HA! See you soon Miss O’Brandes!
Those are equal parts fabulous and hilarious, if you don’t mind my saying so.
That was exactly my reaction!
Love your sneakers. And you can’t beat Family Guy!
i used to have the coolest la gear sneakers in silver. i also had a pair in gold. and if i remember correctly in hot pink metallic. i was the bees knees in the 90s.
Sweet — and you can wear these at night and you won’t get hit by a car.
I love “soldes!” I always thought it seemed like things would be SOLD and not on SALE!
I want silver sequin sneakers please. : )
I also had a pair similar to these in the 90s…they made up my entire collection of 4 pairs among combat boots, royal purple suede penny loafers with a studded heel, and victorian “witch” boots. Horrified that I threw any of them away…although my feet have probably grown a good size or two since then. Your pair gives me hope for a rekindling!
Natalie / Fashion Intel says
Would you ever paint yourself all silver, wear those shoes and perform in times square? I’d totally watch!
I love them sneakers, amp up the bling!!! xoxo
Denise @ Swelle says
Awesome! They remind me of – brace yourself – pink foil sneakers I had in grade 9 from Le Chateau (became Le Crapeau to me). People may have laughed but I still feel an affection for those things! Enjoy your happy shoes.
Penny Dreadful Vintage says
I’ve been dreaming about a pair of silver sequin sneakers for a while… the only way this could get better is if they were LEOPARD print sequin sneakers.
Ruth Johnston says
Wendy they are lovely .. I have to say I am not a sneaker girl either but have had to succumb this year .. too many football matches to go to , and heels do not work nor are they safe.
I have also just bought some brogues for the winter .. husband is sulking xx
That's Not My Age says
I wear sneakers (we call them trainers) all the time – when you get to a certain age, comfort rules!
fashion butter says
Europe = crazy/fierce sneakers!
Ah I need to wear my sneakers out more
Nickie Frye says
I had to hunt around for cute sneakers at one point too. I ended up with a pair of emerald green Reeboks with green gems on them. My husband says I look like an old lady playing the slots in Vegas when I wear them. HAHAHA!!!
I bet you can run faster and jump higher in those! They’re absolutely fabulous!
(*Love that mention of the Asics!)
I am thrilled that you found a pair for you. Very Wendy. I don’t wear gym shoes either (unlike you, I also rarely frequent the gym and thus barely touch them at all…ha)
Jessica/Lola Vintage says
LOVE EM! I used to have the coolest pair of patent leather filas, wish I never got rid of them!
Sneakers O’Brandes, I love it! Love those sneakers, too! Very fab!
Grit and Glamour says
I have the same philosophy on sneakers. Love the sparkly ones, though!
ah so shiny! (read as: so awesome!)
girl, i hear ya! most times the thought of wearing sneakers is rather unappealing. i am about to go on vacation and am trying to narrow down how many shoes to bring. FRUSTRATING! and i might want to go hiking, so i have to bring some of the ugly sneakers. oh well.
hope you have a fab weekend!
La Historiadora de Moda says
I saw some blingy sneakers in Italy, and I coveted them. Yours are fab.
I also lurve your pants in your last post!
Mish Dish says
Super cute silver kicks. xo mish